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11-02-2004

Clarkson Laboratory Receives Donation Of Equipment For Biosensor Research From Bayer Healthcare

[A photograph for newspaper use is available at http://www.clarkson.edu/news/photos/bas.jpg]

Clarkson University Professor of Chemical Engineering Ian Suni has received a donation of equipment to his laboratory from Bayer HealthCare, a subgroup of Bayer AG and one of the world's leading, innovative companies in the health care and medical products industry.   bas

The new Bioanalytical Systems (BAS) 100/b Electrochemical Workstation and Impedance Module will be employed for biosensor research designed for the development of novel, hand-held electrochemical biosensors for glucose and other analytes. It will also be used for other ongoing projects in Suni’s laboratory, including a biosensor research project in collaboration with Clarkson Professor of Chemistry Linda Luck that is funded by the National Science Foundation.

The equipment donation was facilitated by Clarkson alumnus Michael Pugia ’82, director, New Product Development in Near Patient Testing for Bayer HealthCare.

Suni’s research focuses on applying knowledge of the fundamentals of the solid-liquid interface to interesting problems in semiconductor processing, nanotechnology and biosensors. His work often involves the use of analytical techniques involving electrochemistry and spectroscopy, as well as mathematical modeling of reaction and transport processes.

PHOTO CAPTION: Clarkson University Professor of Chemical Engineering Ian Suni (left) explains to Jianbin Wang (right), a doctoral candidate in chemical engineering, how to make the electrical connections to the new Bioanalytical Systems (BAS) workstation. The BAS workstation, which will be used for biosensor research, was donated to Suni’s laboratory by Bayer HealthCare.
[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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